Tuesday, 23 July 2013

[Media Release] Astro Battleground 2013 offers you a Lifetime Opportunity to be trained in JAPAN!

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Astro Battleground 2013 offers you a Lifetime Opportunity
 to be trained in JAPAN!
Three auditions will be held in Penang, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 23 July 2013 – Astro Battleground 2013 is looking for a new dance champ, if you have what it takes, you are welcome to take over the stage. For the first time ever Battleground 2013 will crown the best dancer from the winning dance group. We are calling out to all great dancers out there as this is your golden ticket to learn from renowned Japanese instructors and to showcase yourself in an international arena. 

Hong Kong Judge, Masao
Astro Battleground 2013 invites all boys and girls aged 15 years old and above, to take up the challenge as a solo performer. Be it street dance, ballet, ballroom, belly dancing, lyrical, or pole dancing, any genre and every genre, we want them all!

There will be three days of audition, the first audition on 27 July will be held at Han Chiang College, Penang, followed by second audition on 28 July at Skudai Parade, Johor Bahru; the last audition on 3 August will be taking place at Stage Club, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur. All auditions will start from 10.00am until 6.00pm.

Japan Judge, Masao
Astro Battleground 2013 will fully explore and unleash the dancers’ potential and creativity throughout the three-month competition, enhancing their individual dance styles on the Battleground stage. This year, a show format and content transformation has been made whereby contestants are required to enroll as solo dancers during auditions, following which they will be formed into dance groups by judges based on their potential and dance style.

What’s more, groups that outshine the rest will be flown to Japan for professional choreography training under renowned Japanese instructors. The dance group which shows the least progress in Japan will be eliminated and the remaining groups will return to Malaysia for a Grand Final homecoming battle.

Korean Judge, Funky Lia
There will also be an impressive line-up of international judges including Masao from Japan, Funky Lia from Korea, and Yiu from Hong Kong. More than five professional instructors from Japan will be guiding the Battleground dance groups until the finals. On top of that, cash and prizes worth approximately RM100,000 will be rewarded to the winners during the Grand Final.

To further elevate Battleground this year, the winning dance group will have to battle their teammates and the dancer who outlasts all his/her teammates will crowned as the champion of the Battleground Solo All Star Dancer 2013.

Catch inspirational dance moves in Astro Battleground 2013 on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Ch 311) and Astro Zhi Zun HD (Ch 310), starting 20 October 2013. For more information on Astro Battleground 2013, please log on to https://www.facebook.com/astrobattleground.


Audition details for Astro Battleground 2013 are as follows:

Age : 15 years old and above
Enrolment : Solo amateur dancer (Team audition is allowed)
Nationality : Any nationality
Race : Any race
Dance genre : Any genre
Date/Venue  : 27/7 Han Chiang Collge, Penang
                        28/7 Skudai Parade, Johor Bahru
                         3/8   Stage Club, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur
Time : 10.00am until 6.00pm
Format : Perform a choreographed piece and a freestyle piece, each piece is limited to 30 seconds. (Songs are to be copied to a CD) 
                  
Other terms:
·       Enrolment would be mainly focused on solo basis, after selection and reshuffle; contestants will enter the competition as a street dance team.
·   Team auditions are allowed, nevertheless, judgment will be based on individual. There will be a scenario where not all dance members from the same crew be recruited for the competition.
·    Throughout the competition, contestants must not be involved in any commercial contract. (Please inform if you are under any contractual agreement)
·        Contestant must take part in every recording and training program.


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